Spice your life up!

New Delhi: It’s no new-news that Indians love spicy food and they just don’t compromise when it comes to good food.

A lot goes into making delectable curries that leave an everlasting impact on the taste buds. From the method of preparation to the ingredients, everything counts.

The heart and soul of any dish however lies in the variety of spices used that give life and taste to any dish.

So spice up your life with these common spices:

1. Red Chili

- Has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties

- Contains Vitamins A, C and B complex, potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium

- Boosts immunity


2. Green Cardamom (Elaichi)

- Good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, Iron and manganese

- Good for digestive ailments

- Alleviates respiratory symptoms


3. Black pepper (Kali mirch)

- Fights cancer

- Natural decongestant and fights cold and flu

- Prevents digestive ailments at bay and boosts metabolism


4. Cinnamon (Dalchini)

- Controls blood sugar levels

- Boosts brain function

- Anti-microbial function and anti-oxidant


5. Cloves (Laung)

- Relieves toothache and respiratory infections

- Improves digestion

- Enhances sexual health


6. Cumin (Jeera)

- Good for lactating mothers

- Fights cancer

- Prevents anemia & beats constipation


7. Asafetida (Hing)

- Relieves pain

- Helps control blood pressure and blood sugar levels

- Used for treating bee stings and pimples

Bon appetit! 

News24 Bureau